Lift your mood this winter

Lift your mood from SAD to Glad this winter
We welcome longer days and spring, but if you are feeling sad you need healthy aides to lift your mood and spirit. Feelings of irritability, low mood and depression make life difficult for all ages and stages of life.
Yet it’s not all in your head. People who need a mood uplift often experience chronic health problems, are tired, stressed and elderly. Growing children and teenagers, pregnant and breastfeeding women also experience low mood. If you often miss a daily dose of sunshine you will likely experience low mood, known as seasonal affective disorder or SAD. If this sounds like you, you could do with a herbal mood uplifter.
From our herbal dispensary at Bodywise we tailor make bottles of herbs that can lift your mood and treat mild to moderate depression . Come in to Bodywise, tell us what is going on for you and we will find the best way forward to lift your spirits.
Here are a couple of aides for you to get your  winter glow on
Vitamin D3
Depending which country you live in the daily dosing of Vitamin D3 is still being debated. The latest advice recommends between 1000-5000 iu’s daily for adults. For children and babies the does varies. For pregnant and breast feeding mothers it is very important to supplement with Vitamin D3 for her and your baby’s teeth, bone, and general health.  For more info read this article:
St John’s Wort
You may have heard of chemicals in our brain called dopamine, serotonin and GABA. These happy chemicals get us up and glowing. When we are chronically tired, sad and depressed our happy chemicals (and others) become depleted. A lack of sunlight and winter or summer can be one of the factors resulting in feeling down.
Another great addition to our winter mood lift is the ancient herb St John’s Wort. This herb combines well with other herbs and supplements to lift mood and depression and reduce anxiety and irritability.  Our herbalist can combine herbs into one bottle that are suited to your unique health needs. You will be back to your happy self sooner than you might expect.
We look forward to meeting you at Bodywise. Our naturopath will find the best nutrients and herbs to have you glowing and healthy again.